Tuesday, July 16, 2019 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
In addition to her writing, Cisneros has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two non-profits she founded: the Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. She is also the organizer of Los MacArturos, Latino MacArthur fellows who are community activists. Her literary papers are preserved in Texas at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. Sandra Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and earns her living by her pen. She currently lives in San Miguel de Allende.
Carmella Padilla is a journalist, author, and editor who frequently explores intersections in art, culture, and history. She has published extensively, including in the Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Latina, and American Craft, and has written several books, including The Work of Art: Folk Artists in the 21st Century, a project celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the International Folk Art Market in 2013. Other books include El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Living History in New Mexico’s La Ciénega Valley; Low ‘n Slow: Lowriding in New Mexico; and The Chile Chronicles: Tales of a New Mexico Harvest. Most recently, Padilla co-edited and contributed to A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, winner of the College Art Association’s 2017 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for distinguished scholarship in art history. In 2017, she edited Borderless: The Art of Luis Tapia, exploring the art and life of a Chicano sculptor who transformed the centuries-old woodcarving traditions of New Mexico to an original contemporary art form. A native Santa Fean, Padilla is a recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Literary Arts, and the New Mexico Community Foundation Luminaria Award.